If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.

“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

Monday, January 23, 2012

What Are You Writing?

Over the last year and a half, I’ve talked about writing my WIP, TOASTING FEAR. Most of my blogs have described my observations about writing, what obstacles I’ve encountered, how I’ve handled critique remarks and edits, what methods I’ve tried, how I’ve created characters—their arcs and motivations and what plot points I’ve determined.

All of the writers on WWK write blogs every week to discuss their writing. But another factor—the reason we blog—is to promote our work. It occurred to me that I have no idea what WIPs my fellow bloggers are creating, which, to say the least, is counterproductive. And if I don’t know, how would you, our readers, know? Blogging about our writing experiences and our interests is all well and fine, but we also must let our readers know what we are writing. 

For the next few weeks, I’m going to interview my fellow bloggers and blogger alumni, James Montgomery Jackson, Pauline Alldred, KB Inglee, Kara Cerise, Alyx Morgan, Gloria Alden, Warren Bull and Linda Rodriguez about their WIPs by asking each of them to answer the following questions or provide information about their work.

1. Name the title or tentative title of their WIP?
2. Provide the jacket blurb of their WIP. 
3. In what stage of progress is their WIP?
4. How many hours per week they are able to devote to their writing?
5. What are their aspirations for their work?
6. In relation to their WIP, where do they hope to be by the end of this year?

Over the next few weeks, I hope all of us will become acquainted each other’s work. I’m interested, and I hope you will be too. 


Warren Bull said...

Thanks, EB. That's a good idea. I know we bloggers are at different stages of our writing careers. I, too, would like to know what each of us is working on.

Pauline Alldred said...

What a good idea. I look forward to learning about how others see their writing and what they are working on. I sincerely believe there are as many ways to write as there are writers.If you listen to anyone who sets him/herself up as an authority, you stifle your imagination and your innate ability to grow.

E. B. Davis said...

When we communicate, it is usually about schedules, peer review of our blogs, or other WWK matters. Perhaps we are all so busy, talking to each other about our work seems if it is more work. Kind of seems bass akward, and it isn't as if I haven't wondered. I just never asked the question. How stupid is that?

Gloria Alden said...

I think this is a very good idea. I'm looking forward to your blogs interviewing my fellow bloggers and alumi of WWW. We are all too busy to start lengthy emailing of each other, so this is the perfect way to learn more about what each of us are writing.

Linda Rodriguez said...

This is a great idea, EB! I'm new to the blog, of course, so it has real appeal for me. I'm very interested in knowing what my new blogmates are working on, and I'm always interested in learning how other writers manage their time and deal with the odd pressures of writing. Thanks for facilitating this.

Kaye George said...

Excellent idea, E.B.! I've been putting a little something about what I'm working on in my newsletters. I started that after getting newsletters from others that had that info.

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks Kaye--it sort of is the point--of course writing about writing because we're writers--is fine, but we also have to get our "fruits" out there in cyberspace. Notice I've avoided using that "p" word. No writer likes it. But I do like your newsletter. I'm on your list. Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you are working on your series.

Kaye George said...

Thanks, E.B.! I did get some work done this week and hope to get back to normal very soon.